Rules of entry and stay
Cambodia has lifted restrictions on foreign travelers entering the country. Cambodia has abolished the requirement to present a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 before arrival, to undergo a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival, and to quarantine upon arrival for fully vaccinated individuals. In addition, starting from October 3, 2022, foreigners are not required to show vaccination certificates or medical declarations upon arrival at land, sea, and air entries. However, there are remote thermometers and officials at the border to help monitor COVID-19 symptoms.
In terms of entry visas, Cambodian visas are resumed upon arrival for international travelers by air, land, and sea. Travelers can also apply for an e-visa online. The latest updates are available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Tourists must take out an insurance policy for the entire duration of their stay in the country. It should cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment in the amount of USD 50 thousand or more, as well as funeral services with a coverage of at least USD 10 thousand.
A visa is a mandatory requirement for most foreigners to enter Cambodia.
Most Cambodian tourists obtain a visa upon arrival at the international airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. When crossing by land from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, a visa can be obtained at the border of an international checkpoint;
Tourists can also obtain a visa prior to arrival through a Cambodian embassy or consulate abroad. Tourists can also obtain an e-visa through the website https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ before traveling.
With an e-visa, a tourist has the right to stay in Cambodia for no more than 30 days. Travelers visiting Cambodia for reasons other than tourism are not eligible for an e-Visa. Instead, they must apply for one of the other Cambodian visas, which include business, retirement, and student visas.
A tourist visa, including an e-visa, can be extended for up to 30 days. To do this, you need to contact the immigration authorities in Cambodia.
To apply for an e-visa through the website https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ you need:
1. Fill out the application form;
2. Confirm all the data in the application form and pay the visa fee of USD 37;
3. Obtain an electronic visa within 3 days;
4. Show the immigration officer at the checkpoint the electronic visa.
You need to apply for a 30-day visa at the airport upon arrival:
- Two photos of 4 * 6 cm (color);
- A passport with a validity period of at least 6 months before the end of the trip;
- Pay a visa fee of USD 30.
More information on visa requirements is available at https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/tourist_visa_type-t.html.
If you overstay your visa, a fine of USD 10 per day will be imposed.
What additional documents do I need to have to enter Cambodia?
- Hotel reservation: you must provide a confirmed hotel reservation document, the status of paid or unpaid does not matter.
- Confirmed airline tickets: you need to confirm the length of your stay in Cambodia by providing confirmed airline tickets for your arrival and departure from here at the border crossing.
- Bank statements and tax return documents: To confirm that you can easily afford the entire trip and stay in Cambodia, you need to provide bank statements for the last 6 months, as well as an income tax return document;
- Copy of credit card: you do not need to show sufficient cash, but since debit and credit card as well as ATM are available anywhere in this country, you need to provide a copy of your credit card as proper proof.
Entry with pets
To import pets into Cambodia, all animals must have:
1. The microchip for pet;
To enter Cambodia, your pet must be identified using a microchip.
2. The vaccinations;
Your dog or cat should be vaccinated against rabies between 30 days and 12 months after entry. Rabies vaccinations for puppies and kittens should not be given before the age of 3 months. You don't need a rabies test to enter Cambodia from any country.
3. A health certificate;
Shortly before your trip, a USDA-accredited (or CFIA) veterinarian must complete a veterinary certificate for Cambodia for USDA or CFIA approval if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. If you enter Cambodia from another country, it is recommended that you get approval from the government agency responsible for importing and exporting pets.
4. The permission for the import;
An import permit is required for pets entering Cambodia unaccompanied as air cargo.
Pets must enter Cambodia via Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airports.
A copy of the owner's passport and a photo of the owner and pet must also accompany your pet.
To learn more about the rules for importing your pets follow the link.
Import and export of firearms, drugs, ammunition, explosives, biological and bacteriological substances and their components is prohibited.
It is allowed to import tobacco, alcoholic beverages and personal items within the limits of personal needs.
When importing and exporting from the country, the amount of more than $10 thousand, gold and jewelry are subject to declaration in commercial volumes. In Cambodia, there is a large selection of jewelry made of gold with a high breakdown and with precious stones. Employees of the Cambodian customs are sympathetic to tourists who export precious products, because they do not want to interfere with the jewelry business of their compatriots. However, it is better to buy within reasonable limits.
For information and advice on Cambodia's customs regulations, visit the official website of the General Directorate of Customs and excise.
Information for vehicle owners
To legally drive a car in Cambodia, you need to get an IDP. If you are involved in an accident, you need to show your IDP to the insurance company. You can drive if you obtain an international driver's license (IDP) within the first 30 days of your stay in Cambodia. The minimum age for renting a car must be at least 21 years. Car insurance in Cambodia will cost you about 100 dollars per month.
Cambodian Embassies in different countries can be find here: https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/EmbassyResidentMissions#
Entering Cambodia as Laotian Citizen
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.